The tricolour might be a bit distorted in this image but the idea remains the same behind each Independence Day celebration.
Let us not take our freedom for granted. The privileges we are currently enjoying came after a long fought struggle of the masses. Our culture, cuisine, natural environment & beauty, practices and of course our people are enriched with the idea of oneness, let us never forget that!
Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
You know it is a special treat when you get to visit one of your favourite restaurants on your birthday. And that too a new outlet for you in the bylanes of Punjabi Bagh.
This one is not as big as the outlets in Connaught Place and Ambience Vasant Kunj, but the same warm hospitality welcomes you as you go on about the course of your meal.
Makhani Chicken Cashew Naan: Specifically designed for Indian taste, this dish is surely an explosion of flavours. The chewy butter naan is topped with juicy chicken chunks drenched in a Makhani gravy (with a generous sprinkling of Peri Peri of course) and finely chopped onions and green chillies. That zingy spicy fjavour of green chillies does hit you hard if you are not a fan but you can pre-order your Naan to be green chillies free.
Sweet potato & Corn Salad: Never knew or even thought of sweet potatoes in the form of crunchy chips. Pair them with plump sweet corn kernels, some peri-peri sprinkles, lemon and South American red chillies and you have a lip smacking appetiser.
Pulled chicken slider: The chicken was dry and with least flavours. The quality of slider bun is good though and the coleslaw was deliciously creamy with crunchy and finely julienned carrots & cabbage.
Red Velvet Cake: The best part of the day! The cake is so luscious with decadent and fine layers of mascarpone cheese and chocolate sponge. The moderate sweetness adds to the charm.
Shorba with bread: Bread fluffy and with a distinct flavour of fennel. It compliments the tangy and light tomato shorba pretty well.
Pudina Rani Murg: The juicy chicken leg piece is good to dig into and refreshing mint marination along with creamy yogurt is a wonderful add on.
Galouti Kebab: The chefs at The Great Kebab Factory are Galouti Kebab specialists – you know it when the kebabs are flavourful and melt in the mouth.
Machhi ke sholey: Delicate fish chunks with a chewy crust – I could not have asked for more!
Gosht Tawa Chaap: A very pleasant surprise! The tender mutton ribs are drenched in a hot and spicy gravy with the prominent flavour of black pepper. Lip smacking to say the least!
Methi Murg Malai: The usual Malai Chicken with the goodness of fenugreek and smoked to juicy perfection.
Mutton Dum Biryani: Pure love with tender mutton pieces in a flavourful bed of rice and coarse spices.
Mutton Rogan Josh: My favourite to place to have Rohan Josh – the lightly mutton shanks in a rich gravy served with Naan.
Gulab Jamun: Very mellow and moderately sweet.
Moong Dal Halwa: Full marks to the presentation! The halwa has the necessary richness but not too sweet.
Pineapple Phirni: The velvety texture will leave your heart splits although the extra sweetness will compel you to have this slowly. Hi
If there is one cuisine I can have any time, anywhere, it is Italian. A cheese drenched and creamy dish with a glass of red wine – my my, the evening is set.
Artusi is a luxurious fine dine Italian restaurant located in One Horizon Centre. The decor is classical European with intricate chandeliers carrying mini candles hanging down from the top. The background music is mostly from Godfather and the paintings on the wall delicately beckon the art connoisseurs.
Artusi is well known for their authentic ingredients and freshly prepared hand made pasta. What could be more delightful than having Italian dishes straight from the kitchens of Italian moms!
Shrimp cocktail: Hats off to the presentation! The juicy shrimps lathered in pink cocktail sauce (Salsa Rosa), enveloped in a lettuce leaf and are served in a Martini glass. The sauce lends its creaminess and tanginess to the delicate shrimps.
Burrata: So heavenly creamy! This fresh cheese was served with a crunchy toasted bread, plump cherry tomatoes and basil pesto sauce – a very light yet fulfilling appetiser.
Torino di Pori: More cheese! The quiche or the cheese and leeks filled tart is creamy and has a crumbly texture. The Gorgonzola cheese adds more depth to this dish by lending its heavy buttery consistency.
Cappelletti with mushroom: The minute delicate pasta pockets are indeed a sight to marvel at. And when they are filled with cheese and served with juicy mushrooms – Mama Mia!
Paglia e Fieno: The finely prepared angel hair pasta – yellow and green colour – is artistically served in a tomato based creamy sauce with succulent mushrooms. The ensemble is very flavourful and slurpy.
Tiramisu: I never ever had a better version of Tiramisu! The mascarpone cheese is so light, fluffy, airy and creamy and the sponge layer soaked in brandy and coffee is pretty thin. Do not forget to try this dessert.
Mehrangarh Fort offers a host of bird eye views from its terrace. Do not forget to revel in the open rooftop when the sun shines.
A lonesome #pine fruit in the Mawphlang Sacred Grove.
I could have taken it but not allowed to do so.
Our campsite 🏕 during the Kareri Lake Trek. It was a small even site and one had to traverse a steep snow laden ascent to reach it. Could not have been more adventurous.